The International Foxtrot is a smooth and progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. The smooth, gliding motion of the foxtrot requires effort from the dancer to produce, giving the foxtrot the reputation of being the most difficult ballroom dance to execute well. Rhythmic variation within the foxtrot is used to make up for the loss of variety in figures and positions.
Foxtrot is popular at a variety of social events, including wedding receptions. It can also be a competitive ballroom dance, and can often be seen in performances such as Dancing with the Stars.
How to Learn Foxtrot at Arete Dance Center
Foxtrot is one of the ten dances we teach in our group class program, along with Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Quickstep, Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, and Jive. We continue to teach the foxtrot through all of our group classes as you move up the levels, giving more advanced routines and technique as you progress.
If you are just interested in learning the foxtrot on its own, we recommend a private lesson with one of our professional dance instructors.